Curriculum Vitae for Amy C Larson

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Computer Science (2003) specializing in robotics and artificial intelligence
   Getting There: Terrain Classification for Adaptive Locomotion Over Rough Terrain
Advisor: Dr. Richard Voyles
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Computer Science, June 1994, cum laude
Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

   Post-doctoral Associate, Collaborative Systems Lab (2005-2007)
       Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota

   Research Assistant to Dr. Richard Voyles (1998 2003)
       Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota

   Research Assistant to Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolopoulas (1998)
       Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota

   Computer Programmer (1995-1997)
       Section of Neurobiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Journal Articles

  1. P.E. Rybski, A.C. Larson, H. Veeraraghavan, M. Anderson, M. Gini, "Performance evaluation of a multi-robot search and retrieval system: Experiences with MinDART," in Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, August 2008, v 52, n 3-4, p. 363-387.
  2. A.C. Larson, G.K. Demir, and R.M. Voyles " Terrain classification using weakly-structured vehicle/terrain interaction," in Autonomous Robots, 2005, v. 19, pp. 41-52.
  3. R.M. Voyles and A.C. Larson, "TerminatorBot: A novel robot with dual-use mechanism for locomotion and manipulation," in IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2005, v. 10, n. 1, pp. 17-25.
  4. A.C. Larson, R. M. Voyles, and R. Godzdanker, "Attributing meta structure to the gait bounce signature for terrain classification with limbed robots," (in revision for IEEE Transactions on Robotics).

Conference Proceedings

  1. A.C. Larson, R.M. Voyles, J. Bae, R. Godzdanker, "Evolving gaits for increased discernability in terrain classification, in Proc of the IEEE/RSJ Intl Conf on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007, p 3691-3696
  2. J. Bae, A.C. Larson, R.M. Voyles, R. Godzdanker, J. Pearce, "Development and user testing of the gestural joystick for gloves-on hazardous environments, in Proc of IEEE Intl Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN, 2007, p 1096-1101.
  3. W. Zhao, B.H. Kim, A.C. Larson, and R.M. Voyles, "FPGA implementation of closed-loop control system for small-scale robot," in Proc of the Intl Conf on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2005, p. 70-77.
  4. G.K. Demir, R.M. Voyles and A.C. Larson, "Motion estimation with cooperatively working multiple robots," in Proc of IEEE/RSJ Intl Conf on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2004, v. 2, pp. 1556-1561.
  5. R.M. Voyles, A.C. Larson, M. Lapoint, and J. Bae, "Core-bored search-and-rescue applications for an agile limbed robot," in Proc of IEEE/RSJ Intl Conf on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2004, v. 1, pp. 58-63.
  6. A.C. Larson, R.M. Voyles and G.K. Demir, "Terrain classification through weakly-structured vehicle/terrain interaction," in Proc of the 2004 IEEE Intl Conf on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2004, v. 1, pp. 218-224.
  7. P. E. Rybski, A. Larson, H. Veeraraghavan, M. LaPoint, and M. Gini, "Communication strategies in multi-robot search and retrieval," in Proc of Intl Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, DARS 2004, pp. 301-310.
  8. P. Rybski, A. Larson, A. Schoolcraft, S. Osentoski, M. Gini, "Evaluation of control strategies for multi-robot search and retrieval," in Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-7), 2002.
  9. A. Larson, R. Voyles, "Automatic training data selection for sensorimotor primitives," in Proc Intl Conf on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2001.
  10. M. Sutton, A. Larson, R. Voyles, "Performance evaluation of sensorimotor primitives using eigenvector learning method," in Proc Intl Conf on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2001.
  11. R. Voyles, A. Larson, K.B. Yesin, B. Nelson, "Using orthogonal visual servoing errors for classifying terrain," in Proc Intl Conf on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2001.
  12. A. Larson, R. Voyles, student abstract "Programming robot behavior primitives through human demonstration," in Proc of AAAI-2000.
  13. P.E. Rybski, A. Larson, M. Lindahl, M. Gini, "Performance evaluation of multiple robots in a search and retrieval task," in Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing: State of the Art and State of Practice, pp 153-160, 1998.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Instructor, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota
  • Software Development for Real-Time Systems in the MSSE Program
    Spring Semester, 2006, 2007, 2010
    Software engineering graduate level students
  • Real-Time and Embedded Systems
    Spring Semester, 2007, 2008
    Graduate and upper level undergraduate
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    Spring Semester, 2004
    Graduate and upper level undergraduate
    Teaching Assistant (1997-1998 academic year)
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Computer Science for Non-Majors
    Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Co-authored awarded NSF GAANN Fellowship Grant P200A060194, 2006
  • Authored awarded grant for Women in CS from Unisys, 2001-2002
  • Authored awarded grant for Women in CS from The Office of University Women, 2000-2001

  • Certified in Preparing Future Faculty
  • Member American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • Member International Society of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

  • Presidential Student Leadership Award, University of Minnesota, 2002
  • Louise T. Dosdall Endowed Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2001-2002
  • Passed written preliminary exam with distinction, 1999
  • "Best Teaching Assistant", Winter Quarter 1998
  • "Best Teaching Assistant of Year", 1997-1998

SERVICE

  • Reviewer for Journal of Field Robotics, Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems
  • Reviewer for conference proceedings of IROS, ICRA, SSRR
  • Editorial board member for 40 Years of Excellence departmental publication, 2007
  • President of Computer Science Graduate Student Association, 2000-2001
  • Vice President of Computer Science Graduate Student Association, 1999-2000
  • Organizer for Women in CS, 2001-2002
  • Co-organizer for Women in CS, 1999-2000, 2000-2001
  • Open House Planning Committee, 2000-2001
  • Faculty Recruiting Committee, 1998-1999
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